Cased Set of American Pistols

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These cased sets were common to the gentry of both England and America. Silver mounted sets were a sign of wealth and status. When traveling these would be carried in holsters or saddle buckets across the front of the saddle. Smaller versions were more often carried in coat pockets. Sets like these were most often imports from London or Birmingham and were the culmination of 20 or 30 specialists each doing a small portion of the work. Cased sets usually came with cleaning and loading accessories fitted in the case.

 

On this set, everything but the barrels, locks and case hardware were made in my shop. These are brass mounted in curly maple. The barrels are 9" and are .50 caliber rifled. The case is mahogany. Included is a two piece rosewood cleaning rod with jag, bullet mold, leather covered flask, turn screw (screw driver), powder measure and oil bottle. These guns were a little dusty when I photographed them.

Cased pistols prices start at $10,000 for a plain pair. A set as pictured below would run $15,000.

 

 

 

 

Call or email me to discuss building one for you.

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